President Obama on the Tragic Shooting in Orlando

President Obama delivered a statement on the tragic shooting that took place overnight in Orlando, Florida.

Today, as Americans, we grieve the brutal murder -- a horrific massacre -- of dozens of innocent people. We pray for their families, who are grasping for answers with broken hearts. We stand with the people of Orlando, who have endured a terrible attack on their city. Although it’s still early in the investigation, we know enough to say that this was an act of terror and an act of hate. And as Americans, we are united in grief, in outrage, and in resolve to defend our people.

The fact that the President's opening remarks do not include the clarifiers gay, LGBT, bisexual, transgender, or "community" should not be overlooked.